Dialectic and Contemporary Science: Essays in Honor of Errol E. Harris
Philip T. Grier
University Press of America, Jan 1, 1989 - Literary Collections - 235 pages
This volume contains ten original essays by leading philosophers in America, Britain and Europe, all addressed to the dialectical holist philosophical position developed by the contemporary philosopher Errol Harris; it also contains an extensive introduction outlining and defending the general contours of that position. It serves not only as a Festschrift for Professor Harris, but also as a comprehensive, critical exposition of the neo-Hegelian system of philosophical thought for which Harris is widely known, a position which is attracting the particular interest of contemporary physical cosmologists and philosophers of science, as well as that of other metaphysicians and students of the history of philosophy. As a Festschrift, it not only contains the complete bibliography of Harris's published works to date, but also an individual, sometimes extensive response by Professor Harris to each of the ten contributed essays, further advancing the dialogue on the topics in question.
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A. N. Whitehead Absolute abstract activity adequate analysis argued argument behavior Blanshard Brand Blanshard claim cognitive coherent Collingwood colors complete conceived concept concrete consciousness constitute contemporary critical philosophy Dennett determinate difference discussion distinction empiricism entities epistemology Errol Harris essence essential Ethics evil evolutionary example external fact finite God's Harris's Hegel Hegel's Logic Hegel's thought Hegelian history of philosophy holism human Ibid idea ideal identity of Thought immanent infinite integrated intellect internal relations interpretation Kant Kant's Kantian knowledge logical positivism meaning mechanism metaphysics mind Modern Science moral nature negation object organization overlap particular perfect phases physics presupposes principle problem pure R. G. Collingwood rational reality reason reductionism reductionistic scale of forms Science of Logic scientific sense Spinoza spirit structure sublated systematic teleological explanation theism theory things tion totality tradition transcendent transcendental true truth understanding unity universal whole